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Central Texas Medical Center: News

Dr. Cairus will retire after more than a quarter-century of dedication to CTMC
SAN MARCOS, TEXAS — After serving more than 25 years on CTMC’s medical staff, Dr. Alcides Cairus is retiring. Cairus, a general surgeon, joined the CTMC medical staff in 1988 and most recently was part of CTMC’s growing physician group, Live Oak Health Partners (LOHP).

“Dr. Cairus is a beloved surgeon here at CTMC and has touched thousands of lives,” said CTMC CEO/President Sam Huenergardt. “He has certainly helped us CTMC extend the healing ministry of Christ at CTMC and has been a pillar on the CTMC medical staff, setting a great example for his peers. We wish him the very best during the next chapter of his life.”

Dr. Cairus was recognized on Tuesday, June 17 with a proclamation from the Hays County Commissioner’s Court for his dedication and achievements as a long-time surgeon. In addition, Dr. Cairus’ former patients are invited to attend a farewell reception that will take place on Thursday, June 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the CTMC Community Classroom. A presentation will be held at 1 p.m.

The most recent example of Dr. Cairus’ leadership was when the tech-savvy doctor took on learning the da Vinci® Si™ robotic-assisted surgical system late in his career. He was the first general surgeon between Austin and San Antonio to be credentialed in robotic-assisted surgery and helped lead the way for the introduction of the robotics program at CTMC, which came to fruition in 2012.

Patients with further surgery needs may consult with Dr. Cairus’ partners at LOHP: Dr. Robert Duran, Dr. Erik Anderson or Dr. Charles Mathis. Patient records may be requested through the LOHP office. To learn more about the group, services offered or scheduling an appointment, visit


About CTMC
The hospital, which originated in 1923 as Hays County Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Memorial Hospital, was restructured in 1960. The present facility was opened at its current Wonder World Drive location in 1983. The CTMC staff of more than 700 employees works with more than 220 active and consulting physicians to provide quality services to patients and their families.

In addition, over 200 community members and interns from area educational institutions volunteer their services to the hospital. In 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, CTMC was named The Best Hospital in Hays County. CTMC also added a certified Chest Pain Center to its ER capabilities in 2011 and became an accredited Primary Stroke Center in 2013. In 2012, CTMC became the first operating room along the IH-35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio to be equipped with a da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery suite.

CTMC is a member of the Adventist Health System (AHS), a not-for-profit healthcare organization that emphasizes Christ at the center of care. Founded in 1973, Adventist Health System is a national leader in quality, safety and patient satisfaction. Today, Adventist Health System supports 45 campuses in 10 states and employs nearly 70,000 individuals. Adventist Health System hospitals are comprised of more nearly 8,300 licensed beds, providing care for 4.5 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.

About Live Oak Health Partners
Live Oak Health Partners (LOHP) was formed January 1, 2012 by the joining of two existing medical practices in San Marcos: Central Texas Medical Associates and Specialty Physicians of Central Texas. It is the first locally operated multi-specialty group in Hays County. 27 Primary Care and Specialty Doctors, Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners provide high-quality coordinated medical care to the citizens of Hays County and the surrounding communities. LOHP specialty care services include allergies/ENT, general surgery, orthopaedics, plastic surgery, hand surgery, weight loss surgery, audiology, endocrinology, and gynecology. Several Live Oak Surgeons currently perform procedures using the physician-guided da Vinci robotic surgical system.

The Live Oak Community Clinic operates the clinical services at the Hays County Personal Health Department, providing family care, well child exams, prenatal care and immunizations to Hays County residents in need. The Live Oak Walk-In Care clinic offers extended evening and weekend for efficient affordable acute care and occupational medicine services.

LOHP also has locations in San Marcos, Kyle, Wimberley and Lockhart. For more information, visit our or visit the group’s Facebook page. To schedule an appointment, call 512-396-3911 for Primary Care or 512-353-6400 for Specialty Care.


Central Texas Medical Center
1301 Wonder World Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666